Travel: Athens, Greece

Travel Tuesday and I am taking you back to Athens, Greece with me.  This was one of my favourite trips when I was growing up because it was my first time in a different without my parents.  We were currently living in Stuttgart Germany where I attended Patch American high school for seventh and eight grade.  One summer while we were there I joined the teen group to Athens, Greece.  What made it really special was I got to go with my best friend Hamishe.  Her family is Greek and her mother was leading our group.
Traveling to Athens, Greece was almost as fun as the time we spent in the city itself.  We drove from where we lived in southern Germany into Italy and took a ferry across the Adriatic sea to Greece. Nothing like sunbathing on the ferry to get ready for the amazing adventure  that awaits.  In lieu of staying in a hotel we camped on the the beach which to this day is one of my favourite camping trips.  The views were beautiful and the water was so clear that you could see and count the ripples of the sand on the ocean floor below.  Of course we tried a lot of new foods and ate quite a lot of gyros.  There were the occasional things you do not plan on when traveling into another country.  We had to get off the trolleybus when a cable snapped free and stopped working.  One of the girls with us got really sick and we had to take a detour to the hospital.  Then there was the shopoholic (me) who spent all her money and had nothing to eat but peanut butter and crackers (that my mum packed me) by the time we got the greek ferry back to Italy.  
I have shoe boxes filled of photographs and in times of nostalgia go through them over and over again. They are much different from the photographs I take today with a DSLR and years of professional photograpy experience under my belt. They may not clearly show the food we ate or acurately show of the sites to see when traveling.  But these photographs below are memories of my childhood. A childhood I spend living and traveling abraod as a third culture kid.  Enjoy. 

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  • Lindsey

    This trip sounds amazing! Who would have thought to camp on the beach? Definitely an experience you will never forget!

    • Bonnie Rose

      Right? Which now that reminds me I’ve camped in Malibu to and I would never have thought to do that if my dad hadn’t recommended it. 😉

  • Melanie Fontaine

    I love looking at old pictures – I can definitely feel nostalgia coming up inside of me! I once went on a class trip to Greece and it was a beautiful experience. Traveling as a teenager is certainly a different experience from traveling as an adult.

    • Bonnie Rose

      Isn’t it though? When I travel now I have two sons with me (8 and 5) and its a little different than being a teenager who wants to shop and lay on the beach. x

  • Leia A.

    What a fun experience! I really want to go to Greece- I’ve heard nothing but good things. Stopping by from Travel Tuesday!
    -Leia @ Latitude Adjustment

    • Bonnie Rose

      It was and I hope you get to go soon. I definitely want to go back.

  • Christelle

    Wow, what a great trip! Greece is on my to-do list! Good thing your mom packed you crackers, haha!! :)

    • Bonnie Rose

      Yeah I told her I was not going to eat them, and then when we go to the ferry and I was starving I realised why she had done that. 😉

  • Melissa

    Lucky you! I would love to visit Athens — so much history!

  • Adrienne

    That’s SUCH a great way to travel to Greece- it sounds like you got an awesome experience. My husband and I honeymooned in Greece and it was amazing!

  • Dena Barrie

    Love the old photos! And what a great blog! New follower from Helene in Between!

  • Emily Coletti

    oh my gosh this is beautiful. let me know if you are at all interested in swapping buttons?
    i am in love with your blog.

  • Jess

    Love Athens! Such an interesting, historic city to wander around :)

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  • Teresa R. Nystrom

    BTW, you are welcome for the peanut butter and crackers.

  • Samantha Hunt

    I love these old photographs – they’re making me feel nostalgic for a place I’ve never been and are perfect in their overexposed way :)

  • Laura Side Street

    Oh wow looks like you had an amazing time, I love the analogue photos :) Athens also holds wonderful memories for me, I visited it with my father who was so inspired and interested in Ancient history it was like having a personal guide. I think I am going to join this wonderful linky as well :)

    Laura x

  • A Country Girls World

    Love the older photographs! Athens looks amazing and is definitely on the must see list :)

  • Amanda Marie

    I think traveling as a teenager can make trips better in their own way. Teenagers are just less shy about showing their excitement. It sounds like a great trip. I love the old photographs!